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Regular Expression Pocket Reference
     

Regular Expression Pocket Reference

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by Tony Stubblebine
 

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Regular expressions are such a powerful tool for manipulating text and data that anyone who uses a computer can benefit from them. Composed of a mixture of symbols and text, regular expressions can be an outlet for creativity, for brilliant programming, and for the elegant solution. While a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill, all there is to know

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Regular expressions are such a powerful tool for manipulating text and data that anyone who uses a computer can benefit from them. Composed of a mixture of symbols and text, regular expressions can be an outlet for creativity, for brilliant programming, and for the elegant solution. While a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill, all there is to know about them fills a very large volume, and you don't always have time to thumb through hundreds of pages each time a question arises. The answer is the Regular Expression Pocket Reference. Concise and easy-to-use, this little book is the portable companion to Mastering Regular Expressions.

This handy guide offers programmers a complete overview of the syntax and semantics of regular expressions that are at the heart of every text-processing application. Ideal as an introduction for beginners and a quick reference for advanced programmers, Regular Expression Pocket Reference is a comprehensive guide to regular expression APIs for C, Perl, PHP,Java, .NET, Python, vi, and the POSIX regular expression libraries.

O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among programmers everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. When you've reached a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the new Regular Expression Pocket Reference is the book you'll want to have.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596004156
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.14(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Stubblebine, writes Perl and regular expressions for O'Reilly. Previously he held the titles of Web Peasant and Rogue Developer while hacking Perl for MasterCard International. He is also the Social Director and Senior Nightlife Correspondent for the O'Reilly Network.

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Regular Expression Pocket Reference 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
George_A More than 1 year ago
A good reference book for Regular Expressions. No one is going to learn regular expressions from this book. It does have an introduction to regular expressions, but that’s all. The book’s strength is that it covers several implementations of regular expressions, including Perl, Java, .NET/C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, and JavaScript. If you want to learn regular expressions, find another book. Several reviewers have suggest good books for learn all about regular expressions. On the other hand, if you want a quick, easy reference tool, this is the book. If you understand regular expressions and just need a reminder on how a certain language implements it, then this it the right book.
Lord_Acavier More than 1 year ago
This small Pocket Reference book is a great tool for any programmer who wishes to adapt regular expressions into his tool belt. The book starts off with a nice little introduction to regular expressions followed by some pre-cooked recipes. The book then goes through specific uses for specific programming languages. It was nice to see the language of Ruby mentioned as I have fond memories of playing around with and using Ruby. For those who still like the feel of paper on their fingers, this is a great buy!